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I-500 Action Coming Saturday at Sault

Race Is On as This Week’s Schedule Adjusted After Warm Spell

Sault Ste. Marie will host the International 500 snowmobile race Saturday, February 4. More...

News

Will Infrastructure Upgrade Include Soo Locks Under Trump Administration?

Almost everyone agrees the Soo Locks need to be upgraded. Modernizing the Soo Locks won’t be cheap, however, and so far Congress hasn’t approved funding for the work. More...

Trump Campaign Member Andrew Stempki of St. Ignace Attends Presidential Inauguration

Andrew Stempki, originally of St. Ignace, has spent the last year and a half working for Donald Trump on his successful bid for the presidency, and hopes to be offered a job in his administration. Mr. More...

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Mackinac Tribe Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of a local Native American group seeking federal recognition, but officials with the Mackinac Tribal Nation hold out hope that other avenues will be found to achieve their goals. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Kramer

Rebecca Lynn Kramer, 54, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  She was born October 14, 1962, to Walter and Joan Krackowski in Newberry.  Mrs. Kramer was a homemaker.  More...

Harriett Terwilliger

Former Mackinac Island summer resident Harriett Terwilliger, 96, of Tryon, North Carolina, passed away peacefully Friday, January 20, 2017.  She was born August 31, 1920, to Arthur and Bertha (nee Derix) Carlson in DeKalb, Illinois.  More...

David Conlon

David Michael Conlon, 72, a resident of Newberry since 2000, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at his home.  He was born August 10, 1944, to Mervin and Annabelle (nee Marlette) Conlon in Newberry.  Mr. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. The listing is for governmental and similar entities. Meetings of social and civic groups that are open to the public are listed in the Community Calendar, published at www.stignacenews.com. More...

Event Site Decision Coming Monday

197 Teams Registered for Pond Hockey

As of Monday, January 30, 197 teams are registered for the Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace Thursday, February 16, through Sunday, February 19. More...

Yooper Plaid Fest Aids History Plans

It’s time to get out the flannel and party as the Michilimackinac Historical Society will host its fundraising Yooper Plaid Fest and Glissant Cook-Off Saturday, February 4, at St. Ignace’s Moose Lodge 999. More...

Efforts To Improve St. Ignace Signage Draw Discussion

The future of signage in St. Ignace was the main topic of a special city Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, January 25, at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Top Cedarville Trojans in Tightly Contested Pink Game

Tuesday, January 24, the St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans girls teams were playing for much more than bragging rights. More...

St. Ignace Bantams Hockey Team Brings Home District Championship

That title belongs to the St. Ignace Bantams team, which went to Cadillac for the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association tournament last weekend, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, and went 5-0 to take the district title.  More...

Sault Blue Devils Too Much for St. Ignace Saints Boys on Courtwarming Night

The St. Ignace Saints celebrated Courtwarming Friday, January 27, with a full crowd in the high school gymnasium between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games. EJ Schultz and Eileen Law were voted king and queen.  More...

Columns

Early Governor’s Race Accelerates

Michigan Politics

The early start of Michigan’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign is accelerating to replace term-limited Republican Governor Rick Snyder.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Sarah Slater has opened her new business, Arborvitae Salon and Spa. The salon is at 361 East M- 134 just east of Cedarville High School on the north side of the road. The salon is in a spacious building with large windows and is bright and cheerful. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

As a school leader, I believe it is important for teachers and administrators to continue to learn. I recently attended a conference of the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA). The keynote speaker was Dr. More...


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